Happy Birthday Balloons

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Happy Birthday Balloons v1

A lady sent me a photo of a card she liked and said she wanted something like that for her ex-DIL. Most of you know I’m not good at or do a lot of watercolors or distress inks (I did buy 3 but haven’t opened them!) So I went through my stash and found this cool prism looking paper that I got at an estate sell this year. I don’t have stamps so I did the sentiment on the computer. I wasn’t sure about the cords covering the words so I made a version 2. Also my balloons are smaller than the original but I think it worked out okay.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons)

Happy Birthday Balloons v2

So I made a V2 with an embossed happy birthday paper so the strings wouldn’t be lying on the “wording” like in the first V1. I also grouped the strings together.
So I sent her both versions and she said  the loose balloon strings might drive her ex-DIL  crazy!!! Hehehehe. So a made a V3 just to make sure she got what she wanted.

CHALLENGE: Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category
Original: http://ccundy.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-little-watercoloring.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Happy Birthday)

Happy Birthday Balloons v3

So for V3 I went back to the original with the big Happy birthday (printed) on there. Instead of loose strings I tied them together. So I sent her all three so she could decide. She still picked #2!

Which version do you like?

CHALLENGE: Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category
Original: http://ccundy.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-little-watercoloring.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons)

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Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Cute Cards from Journaling/Photo Cards

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Christmas Tree with buttons

I had this image on my desk with buttons that I pulled for it earlier in the year but never made a card with it. I needed a card for a regular customer so I thought this image would work perfectly. This image is from a paper pack I bought a couple years ago. It has several journal cards with images on them. I ended up using several this year to make quick cards. I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use something in your stash that is over a year old….paper pack.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc). I used a sketch saved in my favorites – Freshly Made Sketches #268.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (red, rain forest, Java)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (stitched square die cut), buttons, glue dots

Peace & Joy

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy Holidays

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One,

 

Stanta Clause comes tonight

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Snowflake brads, brad – green bar

Unicorn Birthday

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Unicorn Birthday

Needed a unicorn birthday card so I used October Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #5 for my inspiration. I don’t have all the cute doodle pops like Cardiograph so I used a digital stamp. But I did get the ideal of how to make the rainbow from Cardiograph….thank you!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Unicorn @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Inks: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, Intense Kiwi, Kachina, Purple Pizzazz), American Crafts (Apricot)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Ovals), Joy Crafts (clouds),

Three different cards from one digital image

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Birthday Flowers v1

I had a request for a birthday card for a lady that loves flowers and lives in Florida. I sent the customer some images and she liked Fred, She Said Designs – watercolor floral corner stamp.

So I found 2 cards and a sketch that inspired me so I decided to make all three and let her pick which one she wanted. Which also fit the Oct Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus category which was to make at least 2 different cards with the same image….I made 3. I also used one of the sketches from Jillibean Soup’s Blog that they had posted for World Card Making Day. I didn’t use any Jillibean Soup product so I won’t enter it into the challenge but it still inspired my card!

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

Out of the three cards she picked this one!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, AFrican Daisy)
Watercolor Paper: came with the digital image….made by the Fred, She Said Designs.
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black Eyelet)
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles Dies, Queen & Co enamel dots, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron 510

Birthday Flowers v2

Here is the 2nd card I made using the same digital image.  I used this card Yana Smakula’s blog for my inspiration. I don’t stamp so I printed and cut out the digital image and adhered it with the xyron 510.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, White)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co enamel dots, Xyron 510, cutter bee scissors,

Birthday Flowers v3

Here is the 3rd card I made using the same digital image. I used this card from The Queen’s Scene blog as my inspiration.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black eyelet)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Gina Marie Designs – die, cutter bee scissors,

Several Bear cards for Father’s Day

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Bear - Papa Bear

I have a girl at work that calls her dad Papa Bear and she has a standing order for Father’s Day and Birthdays. So when my friend who sales Close to my Heart had the new stamps on her blog I knew the girl at work would want this bear. So even though I don’t like stamping and coloring I bought it. Took me a WHOLE day and lots of different bears to get a few I liked. I ended up making several different cards with the bear so that was good….helped pay for it a little bit! I stamped this one with just black ink and then water colored him in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – spot and/or Stripes.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear - Adventures to start

You remember the baby card I made with an adventure theme. Well this is the dad’s Father’s Day card from the new born. I figured I would use the bear and go with the adventure theme again. I stamped this one with versa mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombo Markers. Did the arms different then the last bear and have a different saying.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat embossing

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear with Heart

Another lady liked the bear and wanted it holding a heart. The set comes with a stamp heart and die. I used just the die and cut it from the same blue paper to make the card. I also stamped the bear with Versa Mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #5 – Original found here: http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2017/04/exciting-things-happening.html

2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat Embossing.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary, Yam)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, enamel dots

 

4 kids Mother’s Day Card

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Mothers Day Grizzell

One of the men I work with has 4 kids and he likes them to be represented on his Mother’s Day card to his wife. This year I went with butterflies. He has 2 girls and 2 boys and the girls are older…hopefully you can tell from the butterflies! I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #208 as my inspiration. The color combo I got from a color swatch at In Color Balance…I found a pin of it at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280608472542/

May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Steel Dies: Memory Box (Marielle Butterflies, Cascadia Butterfly Trio)
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Parakeet, Yosemite, Lemonade), American Crafts (Taffy)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Fiskars scallop sentiment edge punch

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